USACE Galveston District employee earns “Hard Hat of the Year”

Published July 6, 2012

GALVESTON, Texas (July 6, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division announced USACE Galveston District Construction Control Representative Brent Granier as the recipient of the division’s 2012 Hard Hat of the Year Award.

Presented annually to recognize excellence in construction quality management, Granier was selected as the Hard Hat of the Year Award recipient over contenders from four division offices across the USACE Southwestern Division.

Granier has worked for the Corps for 21 years and has been a construction control representative in the USACE Galveston District’s Sims Bayou Project Office since 2001. He was recognized for his work on multiple district projects, including the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, White Oak Bayou and the Woodlands Army Reserve Training Station, where he has provided leadership for construction efforts associated with numerous Corps contracts in the district.

“We are extremely proud to have one of our very own employees receive this outstanding honor,” said USACE Galveston Supervisory Project Engineer Mike DeMasi. “Brent has done a tremendous job in managing construction quality on many Corps projects within the district and is most deserving of this award.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, established in 1880 and fondly known as the “Custodians of the Coast,” plays a key role in America’s well-being by keeping waterways open for navigation and commerce and serves the nation as part of the world’s largest public engineering, design and construction management agency.

The Galveston District successfully executes its mission of providing vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters and remains fully committed to continuing its mission of “BUILDING STRONG.”

Release no. 12-035